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Dave Gibbons Describes His Comic Creation Process From Color Sketch to Finished Color in CLIP STUDIO PAINT- Part II

Posted by Emmy Rey on Nov 3, 2016 9:06:55 AM

We sat down with world-renowned comic book artist and Official Influencer David Gibbons, to discuss some of his latest and greatest projects. In this three part blog series, Dave describes how CLIP STUDIO PAINT played a pivotal role in creating the cover for the Dan Dare book, (a collection of his 2000AD strips) and pages in the 500th issue of Doctor Who Magazine and the 2000th issue of 2000AD (in Part I of this blog series). He explains what his creative process was like:

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Dave Gibbons Describes His Comic Creation Process From Sketch to Inking in CLIP STUDIO PAINT - Part I

Posted by Emmy Rey on Nov 2, 2016 10:18:33 AM

We sat down with world-renowned comic book artist and Official Influencer David Gibbons, to discuss some of his latest and greatest projects. In this three part blog series, Dave describes how CLIP STUDIO PAINT played a pivotal role in creating pages in the 2000th issue of 2000AD, the cover for the Dan Dare book, (a collection of his 2000AD strips) as well as pages in the 500th issue of Doctor Who Magazine. He explains what his creative process was like:

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

How to Organize a CLIP STUDIO PAINT Workspace for Astropad for iPad

Posted by Emmy Rey on Nov 2, 2016 7:39:37 AM

With Astropad, you can use your iPad to draw directly into CLIP STUDIO PAINT and any other Mac creative tool - such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

7 of Our Favorite Halloween Inspired Digital Creations

Posted by Emmy Rey on Oct 28, 2016 9:16:17 AM

We asked you all to share some of your favorite Halloween inspired art with us. There were so many great submissions, but we could only choose a few. Here are seven of our favorite spooktacularly scary digital creations (in no particular order), hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Topics: Insider, Moho (Anime Studio), Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, Poser, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Learn How to Perfect Color Correction in CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Posted by Emmy Rey on Sep 30, 2016 10:51:06 AM

CLIP STUDIO PAINT is the leading drawing software in the world! It delivers powerful tools to help any digital artist achive digital art perfection! One of CLIP STUDIO PAINT's most powerful tools is Tonal Correction. It can give you exactly the tone, luminosity and color gradients you're looking for with a few easy selections. 

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Closing the Gap in CLIP STUDIO PAINT with Augie De Blieck Jr.

Posted by Emmy Rey on Sep 20, 2016 2:43:21 PM

We sat down with CLIP STUDIO PAINT tutorial guru, artist, Official Influencer and creator of LearnCSP.comAugie De Blieck Jr. and asked him to share a few basic tips on how to create successfully in this ever-popular drawing software program. Here's what he had to say: 

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Quick CLIP STUDIO PAINT Tip: How to Paint with the Gradient Tool

Posted by Emmy Rey on Sep 14, 2016 1:33:29 PM

Here's a quick CLIP STUDIO PAINT (formerly Manga Studio) tip on how to use the gradient tool.

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

What is Color Management?

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Aug 1, 2016 11:15:12 AM

Color management is a constant challenge for digital artists. Good color management ensures the correct colors are displayed on both your monitor and on printed photos. In this interview, Benedikt Hartmann, a color management expert, explains how to do this:

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, Poser, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Animate in 4 EASY Steps with CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Posted by Fahim Niaz on Jul 8, 2016 12:56:19 PM

Want to learn how to create animations within CLIP STUDIO PAINT? No worries, we've got your back! Check out these 4 easy steps below and get animating in no time!

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Topics: Insider, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

6 Great Resources for Budding Digital Illustrators

Posted by Emmy Rey on Jun 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We've compiled a list of resources for artists new to digital illustration. These are just a few of our favorite options, as we couldn't list all of them, there are far too many! Since there is so much out there as far as education goes, what's most important is finding what works best for you.

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Topics: Insider, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

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